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    November 2, 2012
    4:55 - 5:30am EDT  

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watch out for construction that will shut down route 295 at west nursery road and reopen at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. west nursery road will be shut down at the beltway through 10 a.m. on sunday morning. and in north baltimore we are dealing with a 16 inch water main break on york road near coldspring lane. traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions. so stick with charles street or 83 as your alternate routes. jfx nice and clear heading into the city and here's what 95 looks like downtown at 395. no problems at fort mchenry tunnel harbor tunnel in greatshape and 695 in parkville at harford road moving along. no delays towards towson. that's your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. a lot more coming up on good morning maryland at 5. >> including the snack you eat before heading off to bed could be affecting the amount of sleep you get. the food doctors recommend thatwill help you sleep better at night. >> plus, you consider your job to be the best. which ones landed in the top
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five and why.
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checking stories that we are working on for you this morning making headlines around the nation he's sold year who survived fort hood shooting massacre and is honoring the other victims. chief warrant officer christopher royal is running 70 miles from the gates at fort hood to the texas capital in austin. and he says -- capitol in austin and he says he are during it for the men who were hurt when major opened fire. >> because of the illness of ptsd a lot of the soldiers are out of work. they have anger issues. and so they are not able to hold down jobs right now and these guys were national guard and reservists. as i tried to go back he saw me for the second time and that's when he was able to get me.
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>> royal was shot twice in the lower back and has permanent damage. he plans to arrive in austin on sunday which marks the third year anniversary of the shooting next year royal is hoping to run to the white house. some of the victims another mass shooting are getting a break. 22 people hurt during the aroya movie theater disaster won't have to worry about hospital bills. physicians who bill separately from the hospitals are not charging the patients either. altogether, 58 people were hurt and 12 killed when a gunman opened fire during a premier of the dark knight rises in july. she lost thousands of dollars from crooks breaking into her business. >> what she is using to keep her business safe and it's getting mixed reviews from customers. >> good morning maryland at 5 starts right now new yo -- >> you are watching the station that works for you, now, good morning maryland. >> just one day left to get
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your vote in early before election day. pack patience if you plan to go out. >> to expand gambling or not? that's a question for next week. we will tell you who is coming out in support of it. >> and we were spared the worst but could it have been worst? we will look at how close we came to being in the center of the storm's path on this friday >> i am megan pinningel. happy friday. we have had a rough week here in maryland. >> it has been a really tough week out there -- out there. you have the cold weather behind sandy that dominated the news well past wednesday. a lot of people are in the dark. >> i that i lot of people are he had ay for warmer temperatures and maybe some sunshine. if we can dream. >> lynette. >> right. i might be able to do one of those for you. and that's the sunshine. and a little more sunshine into the weekend but we will stay cold. sandy shifted the weather pattern. remember before sandy we were in indian summer temperatures in the 70s. not so much. we are coming in below that.
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very cold mornings now coming in at 38 degrees in owings mills and we are also going to be seeing 37 in reisterstown right now and that will continue even over into west friendship. you need the big coat this morning and make sure to dress your kids that way. dress yourself that way. and as you head out the door this morning because we are going to be feeling it. picking up where we left off from yesterday and the day before that. maryland's most powerful radar is dry. this is going to be the change of the day. yes, we have had plenty of drizzle and showers yesterday. today drier and few peeks of sunshine. the clouds will whoever a bit. don't let that fool you. but look at temperatures as we go into lunchtime today. coming in right around 50 degrees and the breeze is picking up as well. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. unfortunately we have trouble in north baltimore dealing with a water main break that reduced traffic on york road to just one lane in both directions. you will want to stick with charles street as your
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alternate routes. now, or 84. and 83 is going -- 8 3. and 83 is going to be nice and clear. as far as 95, this is what it looks like in east baltimore and eastern avenue. no problems to report. it's going to take you 15 minutes right now to travel south bound from the beltway to downtown. checking in and look at other drive times, notice beltway going to be in great shape. no delays from parkville to you to towson --en toson and outer loop from 795 to 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. today is the last day to vote early and if you plan to do that, you better get in line and get ready because the lines are long. early voting was canceled for two days because of sandy this could be why. linda so is live in towson this morning at one of the early voting centers and how busy has it been the last few days. >> reporter: well, people waited in line for hours to cast their vote early. this is why a lot of contentious issues on the
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ballot people want to get the vote in. check out the field with the signs. we saw two guys putting in more signs for question 7. we are here by the administrative building at towson university which is one of the locations for the early voting centers. this morning, polls here will open for the last day of vote early voting at 8 this morning. it will stay open until 9 tonight. this is what it looked like at randallstown community center. some voters waited four hours to get through the line. early voting set a record in the state. more than 267,000 voters have cast their ballot early since polling centers opened in maryland. now hurricane sandy forced early voting to be canceled on monday and tuesday. but it seems voters are now making up for lost time. >> like i told you, being 94, i don't know when i will be able to do this again for a president. so, i did it today. and my wife was with me.
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>> reporter: so again a lot of contentious issues to vote for. of course this is the first presidential election where early voting has happened in maryland. there are 46 early voting centers in maryland. you can get a full list of those on the website at abc2news.com and look for the story in the slide show. we have a link to the state elections board. there's a list of the entire locations in maryland. but again, today, it's the last day for early voting. polls will open at 8 this morning and stay open until 9 tonight. live in towson. linda so, abc2 news. if you plan to vote by absentee ballot but sandy kept you from applying at your local election board the governor is helping out. governor o'malley issued a order allowing people to apply late including national guard members and utility workers and first responders and voters evacuated. and when you do vote you are going to be deciding whether or not table games will be allowed here in maryland. and that's question 7 on the ballot. several religious leaders will throw their support behind the
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referendum this morning but we have not been told which religious leaders. they are holding an event at the first core iningian baptist church. a new could seeno would be built in pg county for maryland jobs and schools is hosting the event. another issue is the dream act and today a group of activists in favor will be finishing a message they have taken to the treats. the dream act for immigration reform started at the golden gate bridge in march and have been stopping in comoonts across the country. today the journey ends in washington, d.c. you are looking at youtube video they posted along the way from the facebook page when they were 35 miles away from the capitol. the images of sandy are coming out of new york and new jersey and they are heart breaking. there's no doubt about it. the damage along the atlantic coastline is extensive and it's going to take months and years
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to rebuild some of the things that have been destroyedch the force of the storm -- destroyedch the force of the storm missed marled by 100 miles and charley traveled to atlantic city to see how bad it could have been here. >> reporter: charley crowson for abc2 news reporting in atlantic city. we wanted to give you an idea of how bad the storm was the and how fortunate we were in maryland hurricane sandy tracked north and we didn't get the direct hit. see right here massive timbers and large plumes of wood and lumber all tossed around like twigs and tooth picks we heard from city workers in the city. this is part of the construction right here along the seaside region stones all piled up. a house over my shoulder this will likely be torn down possibly rebuilt. we don't know yet. that will be left up to the homeowners and you know throughout the beat you've got stones and rocks and bricks all types of debris out here all once again thrown up by sandy. but the big hit here in
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atlantic city is this. this is the boardwalk. that historic boardwalk and you've seen the photographs and illustration and stories about it. it's been in movies. this part of it is gone taking the full effects of sandy when she made her way inland. >> incredible stuff. >> one of the amazing things is if you've been to atlantic city you know it's vibrant and alive and it's like vegas and new york and it never really sleeps right? >> right. >> we were going up to pacific avenue at various points and for one of the those walk and talks we did, i got out in the intersection of 3100 pacific avenue there was not a car or someone walking within half a mile either way. like a ghosttown. we were talking the popular show the walking dead. and i told the guy i was with i said you know, if that happened for real, this is what it wouldlook like because there was no one around. and it's one of the busiest cities in america. >> you talked to several people
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who did stay and they decided to ride out the storm. did anyone regret it? >> one person did. he stayed with his mother. he wished they went to an evacuation center. the hope was not equipped to with stand what sandy brought to the coastline and they were right on the shoreline near where the boardwalk had been demolished and he said he wished he took her to the emergency center and she didn't want to go. he wasn't going to leave her alone. but one of the homeowners we spoke with said he built his house for this. he had a kitchenette on the third floor and they had generators and were prepared and wanted to coo he what happened. >> very -- wanted to see what happened. >> it very well could have been us. >> 100 miles this was a 900 mile wide storm and we were skirted on this. let's hope to get weather that dries out a little bit and allows everything to warm up so we can clean up the debris and anyone who had flooding wants to get their house into shape. lynette charles what are we in
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store for. >> we see remnants of sandy pulling away. it will be a bet are day than yesterday. we -- better than yesterday. we are going to mix with some clouds because you can see some more cloud cover rotating in here as we go through the afternoon. so that is a possibility. right now, i will zoom in and being see a little closer to home, we are dealing with mainly clear skies in a lot of spots around the eastern shore and even the western shore points back off towards the west we are dealing with a band of clouds that will be moving in here and we will get more sunshine and then we will have more clouds throughout the day. that's going tonight scenario. also we will be dealing with very cold temperatures this morning. we are in the 30s for myersville and sykesville and pylesville and we will stay cool as we go into the afternoon. let's check of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. off to a chilly start. if you are traveling in anne arundel county tonight you want to be aware that route 295 will be shut down at 10 p.m. and that's right at west nursery road not open until 10
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tomorrow morning. west nursery road will be shut down at the parkway through 10 a.m. on sunday. so use 95 route 1 or columbia picas an alternate route. no problems to tell you about through the tunnels this morning, and if you are headed out to the beltway this is what it looks like at liberty road. everything moving right along no delays heading down towards route 40. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charley over to you. there's been a lot of heart break and sadness over sandy but also a lot of stories of hope and success. >> even the smallest gestures can make a world of difference. coming up a. happy reunion between a woman and her -- between a woman and her four legged friend. >> reporter: a water main break in north baltimore on york road is causing traffic delays and left some people without water in the home and business. i am sherrie johnson with a live report coming up. okay, what'ya havin?
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>> you got my cat? no. oirks. >> oh. >> >> thank you. >> bubba. >> hi handsome. >> wow that police chief helped arrange that reunion. storm related facebook groups are working to reunite pets and owners. it's great because pet owners you know what i am talking about when you think about a situation like that and having to leave your pet behind. it's gut wrenching. >> that's why aleen says take -- aileen says take a picture of the pet because if you are separated you have a photographso you can match it up with the pet. >> you know what that's the one good thing that comes out of storms is the togetherness of people. people come together and helpeach other out. now we are going to think it's good to see sunshine today
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right? we could see a few peeks as we go throughout the day. but for right now, we are cold this morning. once again 40 in baltimore. 40 in edgewater and 43 degrees right now in rock hall and 44 in easton. cambridge at 46 and loot being a churchville at 39. so we have the cold temperatures but we are dealing with the wind as we go throughout the day. not so bad. we are pretty much on the light side. the wind out of the north and west at 2 miles in baltimore and 3 in rock hall. wind will pick up going throughout the day like they have been doing each and -- every day before now. we could have a wind chill out there. the forecast will feel a little colder. i will show you that high as we go into time but right now let's show you what's going on in terms of sandy. so, we can see sandy is -- has moved off to the north. being see the big circulation around that. this is a northwesterly flow a cold flow and that's why sandy is keeping us chilly for the
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days before for today and even going through time. you heard me say this morning it changed our weather pattern and with this, we are going to be in the cloud for today and a peeks of sunshine as well. until sandy gets out of here and works waits off away from us we won't see more sunshine and that will be through the weekend once we have high pressure building in across the area. so for today, future trend picking up on what i am talking about. a little into the clouds hovering across the area. but a few peeks of sunshine not ruling that out at all. so today is going to be a good day to get out there and do your cleanup. as we look at planner we let you see at 7 chilly at 40 degrees. by 10 we will be at 45 degrees and not warming up. you see the pattern once again right? 50 and breezy by lunchtime and 5 # is the high for today -- 53 is the high for today. let's get a check of the abc2 time abeer -- timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: if you come across a intersection without a
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working traffic light it's important for you to treat it as a four-way stop. as we check on the roads as we head down to 95 actually downtown at 395, if we can pull up the shot you will notice everything will be up to speed. no problems to report traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel as well as the harbor tunnel. and for those of you using 695, here's towson at route 146 11 minutes to travel the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. and that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic megan and charley over to you. it happens almost as we see a shift in temperatures and this comes from a lot of rain. >> water main breaks in and around baltimore. we are no stranger to them that's for sure and sherrie johnson is live in north baltimore sherrie, this could break -- impact the morning commute for drivers i could imagine because we have seen this before and it's a huge headache. >> reporter: we are live in the
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4600 block of york road where the water main break is causing a few delays. let's start with traffic. there is one lane of traffic that is open here on york road. we have the northbound traffic that is traveling in the southbound lanes. and the southbound traffic is actually being rediverted this morning. now you know crews have been out here working around the clock to fix this massive hole here this 16 inch water main was water main break yesterday affected about 40 homes and business that is are without watt they are morning. right now the crews are waiting on a part to get here so they can continue to work and are wait og and dump truck for moresupplies official with the department of public works says it happened around 1 yesterday afternoon. people from victor yea ministries international was evacuated. public works officials say crews are working on getting all the debris out of the way to get to the break to start
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repairs. the water was rushing by so quickly people that were parked nearby barely what chance to react. >> i came out and the water was so high it was breaching into the car. so it's to move the car because i figured it would be a emergency to clear the block. >> that was sherrie johnson reporting. a water main break stay with us because lauren cook will let you know how to get around the area should there be traffic headaches along the commute. if you snack before bedtime, choose your foods carefully. >> what health officials are saying about the types of foods you may be snacking off before catching the z's how it could affect your sleep pattern. >> a sister company of the pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak recalls for
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best careers. >> up next which careers are the tops. >> and hospitals are stepping up to help those injured in the colorado movie shooting. what they are doing to put victims' mind at ease. >> mainly dry today but i will tell you when the next best chance for showers work their way into the picture. >> lynette, traffic is moving along here on 83 north of 695 but we are deeing with a massive watt -- dealing with a massive water main break. details coming up on good morning maryland.
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if you want to get lunch outside the office but want to keep on working, start going to the city market. baltimore 6 public markets will be equipped with wi-fi before the end of the year good news so the cost of this is less than 25,000 dollars. and the upgrade to the lexington market was funded by a donation that came from believe wireless broadband. you may love your job but is it one of the best in america? cnn money and pay scale.com came up with a list of the top 100 jobs in the country that was based on pay satisfaction
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stress level and benefits to society and flexibility. here are the top five. number one is a biomedical engineer. and second place, a marketing consultant that's beneficial to society? and you got software architect and you have to make the gamers happy and clinical researchassociate and data base administrator. all right. well, the thought you can just get away with stealing gasoline is is absorbed. >> the string of destruction that left him in the hospital as you expect caught on camera. video you don't want to miss. >> reporter: good morning topping america's money economic reports don't get bigger than today's october employment number from the government four days before the election. both candidates are in battleground states and spec to -- expected -- expected to seize on the results. big retail chains reported strong sales up 5% from a year ago. and sales of new cars and
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trucks jumped 7% from last october. official warn people to watch out for scams after hurricane sandy. they say be on the alert for phoney charities and fraudulent home repair bills and sellers looking to unload flood damaged cars and apple's next small thin arrives today. ipad many hits stores. the customers in tokyo were among the first to get the hands on the tablet. and that's america's money.

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